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Monday, September 5, 2011

A Soap Mini Album Swap

I made this mini album for a swap I am in over on Mini Album Scraps.  We could use either TP rolls or soap boxes, and our partner picked the theme.  My partner gave me a lot of ideas but when she said "anything with a nature theme" I knew what I wanted to do.
 I used papers from K and Company, the Cottage Garden line.  I had a bunch of the cool doo-dads that they made to accessorize it.  I chose a soap box because I wanted a little more room to play.  I have done this before, and have a tutorial here.  I used some lace from my stash.  The transparent bee is suspended by a Tim Holtz memo pin.  I colored the butterfly with some alcohol inks to make the silver into a more bronze.
 The closure is a ribbon, looped through an eyelet in the back of the book (shown below) and then tied in a bow for the front, and hooked on a Tim Holtz post.
 The bling on the tabs is Prima, the rest of it is Recollections.
 I used 6 boxes.  Each box is attached i such a way to make a pocket on each side.
 Each pocket has a pull out tag.  I used a MS punch on the corners.
 I know the pic is fuzzy, sorry.  The tag in the seed packet comes out.
 Another page...
 ...and another fuzzy picture.  Sorry.
 In inked everything with Distress Ink.
 In each box, the tag comes out.  On the front of them all is a journaling spot by Colorbok.
 It opens, and each has another seed packet and tag.  I punched out the pulls with my Fiskars flower punch.
And then the back of the tag.

This is the first mini album swap that I have ever done.  It was a lot of fun to do.

Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!!!!

4 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

Susie McGuire said...

This is super cute! I have never done any swaps, but it is on my list of "things I want to do"

Glenda Joy said...

Sooo ornate and lovely!

Jenni D. said...

Pretty,pretty pretty. Going to start saving my soap boxes : ).